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Dear Members, 

We're back! Our new season begins with a casual social hour at Parkville Market this weekend! Join us from 11:30-1:00pm for a time to catch up and meet new organists in the area. Each attendee will be given a $10 gift to offset the cost of food/drink! 



Michelle Horsley, Dean

Later in September, the Albert Schweitzer Festival of Hartford kicks off, this year featuring a High School Division Competition. As one of the biggest organ competitions in the country, the ASOF inspires students from all over North America to take their organ studies to the next level. The Greater Hartford AGO is a proud sponsor of this festival each year. For more information, visit their website HERE.


Next month begins with a Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza, hosted at Asylum Congregational Church. This event is intended to bring young people to the organ by giving them the opportunity to construct a kit pipe organ (Orgelkids) and then visit the console of a large instrument and see how it works! Free pizza is offered to all attendees. RSVP required HERE.


Later that month, we host the 32nd annual PipeScreams, a family-friendly Halloween organ spectacular that features costumed performances, theatrical vignettes, candy, and ghost stories. This event is also offered for free to all attendees. No RSVP required. The evening begins at 6:15pm with ghost stories around a bonfire, hosted by Hartford's own Chion Wolf of CT Public Radio. The concert starts promptly at 7:30pm inside the sanctuary.


We are particularly excited to have new leadership on our executive board this year with the addition of two new members-at-large (Sean McCarthy and Eustace Straker) as well as a student representative (Chris Yi). We are honored to have their voices and perspectives!


We hope to see you soon -

Michelle Horsley, Dean

Thank you for visiting the

Greater Hartford
Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO)

The American Guild of Organists was founded in 1896 as an educational and service organization and is headquartered in New York City. Under the leadership of the National Council, a network of volunteer officials at the regional, district and local levels directs the activities of the guild. The guild is divided into seven geographical regions; the Greater Hartford Chapter belongs to Region I (New England) and is one of the largest and most active chapters in the region.

Saturday, September 9
Hartford AGO Social Hour
Parkville Market 
1400 Park St. Hartford, CT

September 22-23
Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival 
Trinity College
300 Summit St. Hartford, CT

Saturday, October 7
Pedals, Pipes, & Pizza

Asylum Hill, Congregational Church
814 Asylum Ave. Hartford, CT
RSVP by clicking HERE

Friday, October 27

Trinity Episcopal Church
120 Sigourney St. Hartford, CT

Tuesday, November 7
Olivier Latry
Trinity College
300 Summit St. Hartford, CT

Saturday, April 13
Silent Movie with Peter Krasinski
Central Baptist Church
457 Main St. Hartford, CT

June–Date TBD
Annual Meeting, Dinner and Concert
St. John's Church, West Hartford
679 Farmington Ave. West Hartford, CT

Greater Hartford Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, You Tube Channel


Dean: Michelle Horsley

Sub Dean: Christopher Houlihan

Secretary:  Robert Gilbert

Treasurer: Jonathan Reuning-Scherer

Student Rep: Chris Yi

Susan Carroll

William Hively

Sean McCarthy

Eustace Straker


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